Ali Higgs

Ali Higgs

Adjunct Professor


  • Financial Institutions Law
  • Administrative Law
  • Risk and Compliance
  • Trust and Estates


  • JD, Seattle University School of Law, 2010
  • BA, Seattle University, 2002, Business Administration, Finance Focus


In Ali's primary role as consultant at Compliance Services Group, LLC, she provides operational and regulatory compliance services to financial institutions: trust companies, credit unions, banks, and non-depository institutions. Ali also advises start-up financial institutions seeking assistance with formation.

Both as a lawyer and former regulator, Ali has extensive experience working in bank regulation and the financial services industry. Ali worked for the Washington Department of Financial Institutions (DFI) as the Chief of Regulatory and Trust Affairs, where she provided legal assistance and advice relating to bank and trust company matters.

Ali has presented at several continuing legal education seminars and has taught at professional trust schools, including the CSBS Trust Examination School. Ali has developed examiner training curriculum as well as developed curriculum for Seattle University's Compliance and Risk Management L.L.M. program. Ali is member of the Washington State Bar Association.